Ordnance Equipment Mechanic - Military Requirement

Washington D.C.
Jan 04, 2017
Jan 03, 2018
Full Time

This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) Enlisted position.

Air Reserve Technicians (ARTs) are part of the regular civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service. In addition, ARTs are required to maintain active membership in an Air Force Reserve unit so long as they occupy ART positions. As members of reserve units, ARTs receive on average one weekend of military training per month. In addition, they are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay. Air Force Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency.

This is a standing register used to fill position at AFRC locations as vacancies occur. Some positions may have promotion potential to a higher grade than the grade being filled. Multiple vacancies may be filled from this announcement. The beginning and ending salaries may vary depending on location of position.

The cut-off date for these positions is the 25th of each month. Therefore, if we receive your application by midnight on the 25th of the month, you are eligible to go on the register the following month. 

Some positions covered may or may not be obligated.  Therefore, the selectee may be displaced by reassignment or reduction in force procedures at a later time should the previous incumbent exercise his/her reemployment rights.   

Retired military are usually ineligible for membership in the Air Force Reserve. Retired military personnel who have active Air Force Reserve assignments may apply provided they show assignment (position and unit) on their application.

The Government's most important asset is its people. 

  • Occasional Travel
  • Incumbent may be required to fly in a military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary or permanent duty assignments.

  • No

  • Must Be a United States Citizen.
  • Incentives/Special Wage Rates may or may not apply.
  • Must meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) cost may or may not not be paid.
  • A specific length of experience or training is not required. However, you must have had experience and/or training (military or civilian, paid or unpaid) of sufficient scope and quality to be able to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. You must show that you have the experience as identified in the Job Elements listed below as they relate to the position for which you are applying. Since your rating will be based upon the information you supply in your application (resume), you should be as detailed as possible and use the following Job Elements as a guide to assist you in identifying your relevant experience.

    Element A:  Ability to do the work of Ordnance Equipment Mechanic, WG-6641-10 without more than normal supervision (Screening Element) .

    Element B:  Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.

    Element C:  Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation, and repair of Ordnance/Munitions.

    Element F:  Knowledge of Ordnance/Munitions technical practices (theoretical, precise, and artistic).

    Element I:  Ability to use test equipment and measuring instruments.

    Element J:  Troubleshooting of Ordnance/Munitions.

    Element K:  Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, or blueprints.


    Position may or will require incumbent to:
    (1) Incumbent's regular assignments are primarily ART duties: however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities.  (2) Some positions under this announcement may be covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.  (3) Some positions under this announcement may be controlled positions covered by the Personnel Reliability Program (PRP). (4) Some positions covered by this announcement may be designated as drug testing positions where the incumbent may be subject to random drug testing.  (5) Some positions under this announcement must secure a valid state Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with hazardous material endorsement. (6) Some positions under this announcement personal protective equipment must be worn in compliance with safety and health directives. (7) Some positions under this announcement must obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance.  (8) Some positions under this announcement may be required to work uncommon tours of duty.  (9) Some positions under this announcement requires frequent standing, bending, stooping, climbing, stretching, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions and in hard to reach places.  May occasionally work in a sitting position while making repairs at a workbench or operating test stands and consoles.  The work requires lifting, pushing, pulling, and carrying various sizes and shapes of components and parts weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds.  (10) Some positions under this announcement the work is normally performed in inside shop areas that are well heated, and ventilated, with occasional outside work in areas that may subject the employee to prevailing weather conditions, noise, slippery or uneven surfaces, and work in confined areas.  There is frequent exposure to cuts, bruises, shocks, burns, and injury from possible ruptured lines or component failure during high pressure testing.  Must occasionally wear face masks and protective clothing when there is a possibility of exposure to toxic fuels and acids, and may be required to work in close proximity to explosive components and devices. (11) Some positions requires incumbent to take a physical examination.



    The primary purpose of this position is to serve as Air Reserve Technician (ART) ordnance mechanic and to perform both on and off ordnance equipment maintenance, and to train reservists in the accomplishment of tasks set forth herein.  Incumbent of this position will provide assistance in the following duties:

    • Install, modify, overhaul, troubleshoot and repair a complete missile and ordnance system including support and test equipment consisting of numerous complex integrated components.
    • Set up and operate software controlled automatic test equipment (ATE) to test and troubleshoot complex electronic component of missiles and ordnance systems.
    • Receive, store, handle and transport ammunition, rocket, unguided and guided weapons and countermeasures, demolition material, and other types of conventional ordnance.
    • Comply with all federal, DOD, USAF, state, and local regulations concerning hazardous material and waste including all explosive items.
    • Perform and certify munitions, missiles, armament and support equipment serviceability inspection duties.